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pierce0415
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Zi :rocker2:

Did you guys follow this match on the scoreboard? It was a thriller

Zi jumped out to 4-0 lead in the 1s but a mini-choke let Eleni to 4-3 ... then Zi closed out the 1s

in the 2s, Zi was up a break multiple times, including at 5-3. She had 2 MP on Eleni's serve at 63 53 40-15 but Eleni saved them and forced a 3s

in the 3s there were some breaks and holds to start but it was all even at 3-3, then 4-4, then Eleni up 5-4 and Zi held to force 5-5. Eleni had 2 MP when she was up 6-5, her advantage but Zi saved them, including one on her 2nd serve ... I was so nervous

in the tiebreak, Zi was down 2-3 but up 5-3 but Eleni caught up to 5-5 before Zi won the last 2 points ...

anyway, amazing Zi is the first alternate to reach WTA Tier I QF :dance:

but why stop there ... Safina or Bartoli is beatable

cellophane
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Wow, I really didn't expect such a tough match...

WD Zi :yeah: :D

Eleni :hug:

purplerain
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:45 PM
zi :yeah:

akosiirwyn
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Eleni.. :sad: so close! :hug:

Zi!! :rocker2: congrats on your first Tier I QF!

FORZA SARITA
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM
:)
but Yan wasted 3 MP's in the 2nd ;)

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Nice win Zi :yeah:

Jorn
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Eleni :sad:


2 MPs saved, But Yan also served for match in 2. set...

Venus Forever
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Eleni :mad: :sad:

forever_rafter
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:49 PM
What a match, wonderful fight Eleni :hug: Good luck for New Haven!

-sugi-
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Zi :yeah:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:54 PM
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Yes yes yes !

PHEW !!! So nearvous following the score at final of the match :eek: :sobbing:

Just awesome Zi... what a fighter :hearts: I love you. You rocks :rocker2:

The match lasted more than 3 hours :eek:

Zi !!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:54 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070816/capt.d1d124c413da45bbb14ce46e0879ef43.rogers_cup_t ennis__ajw104.jpg

DownTheLine21
Aug 16th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Good win for Zi. It's great that she was able to consolidate her upset win yesterday with another win today. I actually think she has a fighting chance against her next opponent, be it Safina or Bartoli.

jonny84
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:01 PM
She's playing a great tournament. Who would have thought it?

Well done Zi Yan!

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:02 PM
She's playing a great tournament. Who would have thought it?

Well done Zi Yan!

Me for example ;) and for sure much more people who believe in Zi's ... probably all people that have seen her play ... she has amazing talent, and this was just a matter of time

Dexter
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Yes, well done! :bounce:

Kai
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Zi :woohoo:

Modiac.
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Zi :yeah:
I was so worried when she choked in 2s.Thanks god finally she won. ;)

tobi
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:53 PM
A match with Eleni playing always becaming a thriller :lol:

Well done Zi :yeah:

disco_rage
Aug 16th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Well fought Yan and Daniilidou!
Very impressive performances from Yan this week.

The Kaz
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Yan is back to her sub-par normal...struggled against a slumping Daniilidou

Will be crushed in the QF...whoever the opponent :yeah:

LindsayRulz
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Eleni :(

Wayn77
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Wot another Eleni "humdinger" this match was :eek: :cool:

Congrats Yan, and good luck in the quarters.

The Kaz
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:04 PM
That said she's is nearly back in the top 100...

pierce0415
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Yan is back to her sub-par normal...struggled against a slumping Daniilidou

Will be crushed in the QF...whoever the opponent :yeah:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
it was first ever Tier I R16 for Zi and she was nervous as she was expected to win

against Marion or Dinara, the pressure will be off again
you will be proven wrong :wavey:

Effy
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:08 PM
great fight Yan :yeah:

Eleni :hug:

égalité
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Awesome! She really should be having more results like this.

Effy
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Yan is back to her sub-par normal...struggled against a slumping Daniilidou

Will be crushed in the QF...whoever the opponent :yeah:

:rolleyes:

LudwigDvorak
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Davai, forza, ajde, come on. :)

Ellery
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Zi :worship: Great job!

silverwhite
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Zi :woohoo:

Almost choked it away though :o

andrewC
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:58 PM
WOW awesome result Zi :banana: :banana: Great fight, no choking despite missing out on the second set match points! You've worked so hard this tournament! Hope you rest well before your QF :hearts: :bounce:

drake3781
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:59 PM
So exciting!!

Great fight (that part is no surprise, for anyone who has followed her doubles career)!! :D

Stay healthy, stretch, rest, and best of luck tomorrow!!

She actually had a doubles match tonight - with Peng - vs. Szavay/Uhlirova - won 75 61. That's a lot of tennis before a tough QF match..........

Such a sweetie pie....... :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 16th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Yay!Zi!:worship:
Good luck next round!!:)

Uranus
Aug 16th, 2007, 11:51 PM
I'm glad Zi made it to the QF at a Tier I! :woohoo:

DownTheLine21
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:02 AM
She actually had a doubles match tonight - with Peng - vs. Szavay/Uhlirova - won 75 61. That's a lot of tennis before a tough QF match

Especially considering the 3rd match lasted three hours.

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:09 AM
well done, zi :hearts:

i think she has a chance to reach SF :p

AJZ.
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:18 AM
Amazing Zi :worship: A Tier I QF in Canada of all places :hearts:
Keep going!

ttaM
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Poor Eleni. I was rooting for her this week.

After seeing her play, I can see how/why she has beaten Henin before. But I can also see why she hasn't beaten her a lot or many other top players. She has amazing talent, but her fitness just isn't there 100%. Before the first set was over in the Camerin match, she was huffing and puffing. I thought she had an injury at many points. Neither Eleni or Camerin were able to capitilize on the break of serves. I just hope Eleni can get herself into gear before it's too late.

jisung
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:24 AM
soooooooooooo neverous when following the score

Zi, :banana: keep going to the semi :lol:

pierce0415
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:29 AM
soooooooooooo neverous when following the score


:hug:I thought I was going to have heart attack



here is the point by point of the first set

Zi will serve first in this match

0-15 :shout:
15-15
30-15
40-15 :dance:
40-30
1-0 :woohoo:

Eleni serve
15-0
15-15 – move her around Zi
15-30 DF :tape:
30-30 please Zi
30-40 BP
40-40 :rolleyes:
40- A BP
40-40 :help:
40- A BP
0-2 DF :woohoo:

Zi serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
3-0 :banana:

Eleni serve
15-0
15-15
15-30 Zi on fire on return
30-30 :sobbing: maybe big serve Eleni
30-40 DF #4 for ED :spit:
0-4 OMG :dance:

Zi serve
0-15 No Zi
15-15
15-30 :help:
30-40 BP 2 points went by … save it Zi
BROKEN 4-1

Eleni serve
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
2-4

Zi serve – PLEASE HOLD
0-15 :help:
0-30
15-30
15-40
DF :help: 4-3

Eleni serve
0-15
0-30 Plz take this chance Zi
15-30
30-30 :help:
30-40 BP Plz
3-5 :woohoo:

Zi serve for 1s
0-15 DF
15-15
30-15 long point
30-30 Plz 2 points Zi
40-30 SP Plz God Help Zi win this point
40-40 :sobbing:
A-40 SP #2
6-3 Zi :spit: :inlove:

go hingis
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:32 AM
Congrats Zi Yan, good to see Eleni getting into some better form, I hope she has a good US Open.

jisung
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:42 AM
:hug:I thought I was going to have heart attack



here is the point by point of the first set

Zi will serve first in this match

0-15 :shout:
15-15
30-15
40-15 :dance:
40-30
1-0 :woohoo:



Zi serve for 1s
0-15 DF
15-15
30-15 long point
30-30 Plz 2 points Zi
40-30 SP Plz God Help Zi win this point
40-40 :sobbing:
A-40 SP #2
6-3 Zi :spit: :inlove:


the first is just ok, but the second set after 5:3 40:15 is so heart-attack:drool:

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2007, 01:03 AM
back into top 100 pls, yan :p one more win pls :p

silverwhite
Aug 17th, 2007, 01:43 AM
the first is just ok, but the second set after 5:3 40:15 is so heart-attack:drool:

Actually it started when she missed a BP or two at 4-2 in the second. :help:

njnetswill
Aug 17th, 2007, 02:01 AM
Well this run has come out of nowhere. :lol:

diepighead2008
Aug 17th, 2007, 02:49 AM
what a mactch! I'm glad that yan zi didn't give up when she wasted 3 mps and lost the 2nd set It's a even better win than a easy win. well done yan zi

hdfb
Aug 17th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Rock on Yan! :rocker:

Reuchlin
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:06 AM
I was there at the match, if any of you have questions about it or the players please pm me. It was a great match!

ilovepaszek
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:20 AM
Good job zi next you must win Marion

Hashim.
Aug 17th, 2007, 04:48 AM
Zi :woohoo:..this so exciting :dance:
keep on winning ;)

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:21 AM
zi vs marion tomorrow :p

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:21 AM
will yan beat another 2007 G.S runner-up? :p

Josh.
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:56 AM
wow. well done :yeah:

Josh.
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:00 AM
anyone got this on youtube or daily motion? maybe just the highlights? :lol:

rrfnpump
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:29 AM
Zi is such a streaky player, its amazing. :lol:

I saw her playing when she was shit, last year at Berlin got a bagel and a breadstick from Kathrin Woerle. She hits soooooo flat, the ball is like 1mm over the net. It's just a matter of confidence for her. If she has low confidence she doesnt move well, is too late and all balls are netted, but if she is on confidence she is :eek:

Still, her game is way too one-dimensional to make it really far, but nice result here, Zi. :)

RND
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:33 AM
She definetly has a chance over Bartoli.Good luck Zi.(I'd like to see Marion getting into semis though. :unsure: )

Wayn77
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:36 AM
:hug:I thought I was going to have heart attack

here is the point by point of the first set

Zi will serve first in this match

0-15 :shout:
15-15
30-15
40-15 :dance:
40-30
1-0 :woohoo:

Eleni serve
15-0
15-15 – move her around Zi
15-30 DF :tape:
30-30 please Zi
30-40 BP
40-40 :rolleyes:
40- A BP
40-40 :help:
40- A BP
0-2 DF :woohoo:

Zi serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
3-0 :banana:

Eleni serve
15-0
15-15
15-30 Zi on fire on return
30-30 :sobbing: maybe big serve Eleni
30-40 DF #4 for ED :spit:
0-4 OMG :dance:

Zi serve
0-15 No Zi
15-15
15-30 :help:
30-40 BP 2 points went by … save it Zi
BROKEN 4-1

Eleni serve
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
2-4

Zi serve – PLEASE HOLD
0-15 :help:
0-30
15-30
15-40
DF :help: 4-3

Eleni serve
0-15
0-30 Plz take this chance Zi
15-30
30-30 :help:
30-40 BP Plz
3-5 :woohoo:

Zi serve for 1s
0-15 DF
15-15
30-15 long point
30-30 Plz 2 points Zi
40-30 SP Plz God Help Zi win this point
40-40 :sobbing:
A-40 SP #2
6-3 Zi :spit: :inlove:

post of the century

brilliant Pierce

Lin Lin
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:45 AM
燕子加油,血洗丽丽

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 17th, 2007, 07:53 AM
I'm liking Zi more and more. Good fighter, quick, attractive high risk game, nice personality, definately my favorite of the Chinese girls. Bartoli looks back to playing very well so the next match will be a tough all two-handed both sides contest. I suspect Bartoli will be too much for Zi but it should be competitive and I'd be happy to see Zi prove me wrong.

Even if Zi gets no further this week she should be top 100 sooner rather than later and she looks like she could go quite a bit higher than that too.

galadriel
Aug 17th, 2007, 08:01 AM
Eleni :sad:

.:sk:.
Aug 17th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Great tournament so far for Zi :yeah:

Eleni :hug:

wukenaihe
Aug 17th, 2007, 08:04 AM
Well fought, Zi!

Keep it up

alexia1huff
Aug 17th, 2007, 09:00 AM
it's great for zi, cause she played so many qualies and now she'll get a chance to play md in several tournies, cause her raking will be around 110!!
And also sometimes after great wins players burn up and lose easily the next match agaist easier players! GREAT!

Experimentee
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Great Zi, now keep going and beat Bartoli next! :D

Tenis Srbija
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Eleni :smash:

lympyisthebest
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:16 PM
And to think she almost didn't make Qualifying. :) Good job Zi.

pierce0415
Aug 17th, 2007, 01:28 PM
I was there at the match, if any of you have questions about it or the players please pm me. It was a great match!

what happend on Zi's match points in the 2s? Did Zi make error or Eleni winner?

what happened on Eleni's match points? Did Eleni make error or Zi winner? long points or short?